Proposal to free jailed US vigilante becomes political issue in Mexico

January 13, 2015 7:00 PM

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Proposal to free jailed US vigilante becomes political issue in Mexico

FILE - This 2009 file family photo provided by Grisel Rodriguez shows Nestora Salgado, who has been detained since she was arrested Aug. 21, 2013 in the state of Guerrero, south of Mexico City, where she had been leading a vigilante group targeting police corruption and drug cartel violence. A proposal to free a Salgado, who holds dual U.S.-Mexico nationality has become a subject of heated debate in Mexico. Victims-rights activists say freeing her would be an added offense to victims of unlawful detention. Supporters claim she is a crime-fighter and victim of a political vendetta. (AP Photo/Grisel Rodriguez, File) (The Associated Press)

MEXICO CITY – A proposal to free a female vigilante leader who holds dual U.S.-Mexico nationality has become a subject of heated debate in Mexico.

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